I’m always looking out for interesting, new products with great design. Loved this concept by Vollebak, a hoodie that zips up all the way to the top of your head. You can still see out, but nobody can see in. The color, materials, everything is designed for “high-pressure waiting periods in adventures sport and expeditions.” I prefer to wear it around annoying people. The Baker-Miller pink supposedly reduces aggression, stress and hostile behavior — as evidenced by extensive testing in a Seattle correctional facility.
What I really like is the idea of wearing something that serves as an “Off” switch. When you’re in the hoodie, people know that you’re zoning out and want your space. I wore one of these on the plane back from a long road trip and had my teammates, coaches and stewardesses wanting one, too. Any irritable traveler can appreciate the form and function.
Vollebak’s sizing options still run a little small for NBA-sized athletes, but Vollebak’s founder Steve Tidball was kind enough to send me a custom-fit version and seemed to like my idea for a new edition in a color that to me truly says “Off.”